Status: Baseline only
Increase the proportion of 4th grade students whose mathematics skills are at or above the proficient achievement level for their grade
Baseline: 40.2 percent of 4th grade students attending public and private schools had mathematics skills that were at or above the proficient achievement level for their grade in 2017
Target: 43.1 percent
Children who are better at math are more likely to do well in school, which is linked to better health outcomes. Significant disparities in math skills exist in 4th-graders by race/ethnicity, school type, and eligibility for the National School Lunch Program. Evidence shows that many interventions, including programs outside school hours, are effective at helping children develop math skills.
Workgroup: Adolescent Health Workgroup